Category: Argentina

Rwanda and Patagonia Pilot Update

The Rwandan pilot continues to proceed very smoothly. Participants are providing helpful feedback on the two solar lanterns/cell phone chargers being tested. It may turn out that we will customize a lantern based upon the suggestions we receive. In Patagonia, it continues to be a challenge to import the lanterns into the country. Once we…

Report from Patagonia

To say the last three days have been fascinating, interesting, and eye-opening would be a huge understatement. After spending Sunday with the sedentary herders outside of Rincon de Los Sauces (my earlier report), we left early Monday morning to find the transhumant herders, those who leave their winter homes in the spring (now) to travel…

First Day in Argentina

My first day in the field in Argentina couldn’t have been more different than my first day spent with our pilot participants in Rwanda. I was lucky to arrive in Neuquen last evening since every flight from the previous two days had been cancelled due to the volcanic eruption about 250 miles north of here on the Chilean…